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Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

September 19, 2012 - 15 years ago - 1997

"Girls off to good start on the tennis courts" For a team that has faced its fair share of adversity already this season, the Clarkston girls tennis team breezed through Wednesday's match with ease. Thanks in part to a dominating performance by the four double teams, Clarkston defeated Waterford Mott 6-2 at home in the team's dual meet season opener.

"Adler trumps the competition" Ed Adler, owner of the Food Town chain, planned to expand his business at Sashabaw and Waldon with a 10,000-square-foot addition, as well as add more space for his employees on the second floor and move his corporate office from the Mills Mall in downtown Clarkston, which he owns.

"Left turn lane in front of academey approved" The Springfield Township Board of Trustees approved a left turn lane on Dixie Highway in front of Cedar Crest Academy, 5-1. The project would cost $264,000.

25 years ago - 1987

"Crash injures 4" Four people were injured in a rollover accident on Clarkston Road, Independence Township, Saturday. James Leslie Horton Jr., 19 of Grand Blanc, was driving southbound on Clarkston Road about 1 a.m., when he rounded a curve too fast near Flemings Lake Road. The car rolled over, landing on the passenger side.

"Deer Lake enforcement to rise" Deer Lake area residents found out by the next boating season. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources recommended more enforcement on Deer Lake during a public hearing.

"300 gallons of apple cider later..." Storm clouds held off fpr tje 13th Annual Crafts and Cider Festival held by the Clarkston Community Historical Society. They had 25,000-30,000 attend the event and sold 350 dozen donuts and 300 gallons of apple cider.

50 years ago - 1962

"Methodists to honor Adele Thomas" The First Methodist Church of Clarkston was the scene of the consecration of Mrs. Adele Thomas as Minister of Music, by Dr. Harold Bremer, executive director of The Methodist, the Detroit conference.

"Clarkston locals" A surprise party was held at the Samson home celebrating Jack Samson's 13th birthday. The evening began with a scavenger hunt and continued with other games as well as having refreshments.

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